Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
Nine job seekers from Cooktown in Far North Queensland have graduated from Certificate II training in Horticulture, qualifying them to move beyond their current Work for the Dole farming activities to employment with local parks, gardens and produce farms.

In Cooktown on the Cape York Peninsula of Far North Queensland, a proud group of locals celebrated their successful completion of an eight week training program in Horticulture skills offered by Jobfind Centres Australia.

Funded by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), the nationally recognised Certificate II course was delivered at the Work for the Dole (WFD) Gungarde Farm in Cooktown and covered a number of essential employment skills such as workplace communication, working in teams, health and safety, and environmental work practices.

In addition to this, the course’s graduates now possess the ability to identify plants, manage and maintain land, and operate equipment and machinery, qualifying them for employment within the area’s many banana farms, watermelon farms, council parks and gardens, and park ranger positions.

"Congratulations to the group for their dedication towards completing the course and helping to boost their own employability”, said Stewart Williams, General Manager of Jobfind Centres Queensland. “Where possible, the Jobfind team is now working to help these newly skilled job seekers to find meaningful and sustainable work, while those who will continue to work on the WFD farm will be better equipped to yield greater harvests to feed their families and the community.”

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Jobfind is a division of the Angus Knight group of companies, an Australian-owned organisation with a proven, decade-long record of providing quality employment and training services. A provider of the Australian Government’s Job Services Australia, Jobfind has placed almost half a million people into jobs since its inception. For more information on Jobfind and the Angus Knight Group, please visit
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